Staff at West Street bar have to restrain ‘an aggressive male’

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A Portadown man said there was “no excuse for my behaviour” when he appeared last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court on a disorderly behaviour charge.

Paul MacClure, Granville Road, was fined £200.

He was also bound over in the sum of £500 for 18 months to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

The court heard that on March 13 police received a report of staff at a bar in West Street restraining an aggressive male.

Police spoke to the defendant and asked him to calm down but he was abusive.

He was handcuffed and then attempted to assault a member of the bar staff. He refused to provide his details, remained aggressive and was arrested for disorderly behaviour.

District Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, said the defendant had no record since 1987.

MacClure, who had no solicitor and pleaded guilty himself, said he had taken too much alcohol and he had also been taking tablets.

He said there was no excuse for his behaviour.

He said he had not been drinking for a while.